Major Fire at Encinitas McDonalds

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    A McDonalds Restaurant at 1271 Encinitas Boulevard in Encinitas was nearly destroyed by fire Thursday night.

    Firefighters were called to the scene just before 9 pm. Witnesses said they heard an explosion just before the fire took off. Police and Firefighters had accounted for all employees and customers by late Thursday night. There were no injuries reported.

    Major Fire Burns Encinitas McDonalds

    [LA] Major Fire Burns Encinitas McDonalds
    Witnesses described an explosion and then a McDonalds on Encinitas Boulevard nearly burned to the ground (Published Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011)

    Firefighters speculated that a gas line might have fueled the fire or somehow been linked to the explosion. But there was no confirmation of the cause late Thursday night.

    Damage was estimated at between $250,00 and $300,000.